Question: June 25, 2013

During a recent “Consultation,” six Founding Members met at the China Palace restaurant in Novato, California, where the following question was raised:

What is the only restaurant to produce a truly GREAT Szechuan beef dish?

The answer is:  ?

Are there any references to non-English cuisines in the Canon?

7 Replies to “Question: June 25, 2013”

  1. The best and most authentic Szechuan in New York City (I mean all 5 boroughs) is Spicy and Tasty on Prince Street in Flushing, Queens. All the food is memorable. When we go, we like to get exotic dishes, so I can’t comment on their beef with vegetables; but the beef stomach and beef tendons in chili sauce were very good indeed.

  2. I am hoping for a deliciously bad Sherlockian pun to be the answer. The spicier, the better.

      1. Then I guess you don’t want to hear about Ronder’s Arabic-Asian fusion restaurant with its famous Sahara King Set-chewed-on Surprise.

        I apologize to one and all.

  3. When Holmes returns the treaty to Percy Phelps in NAVA, one of the dishes he says Mrs. Hudson has made is curried fowl.

    Good choice, considering that Phelps has such a foul brother-in-law to be!

    1. Holmes enjoyed Italian food:
      “Am dining at Goldini’s Restaurant, Gloucester Road, Kensington. Please come at once and join me there. Bring with you a jemmy, a dark lantern, a chisel, and a revolver. – S.H.” BRUC (That list seems not to imply a good dining experience.)
      I have a box for `Les Huguenots’. Have you heard the De Reszkes? Might I trouble you then to be ready in half an hour, and we can stop at Marcini’s for a little dinner on the way?” HOUN

  4. Fun replies . . .and a Canonical observation by Roxie. Well Done (but that goes without saying; it is English food).

    One could cite a Scottish breakfast as a foreign cuisine . . . Kedgeree, as well.

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